About Us

'Fun and Fundamentals in Dance and Musical Theatre'

Founded in August 2021, Debut Dance Academy was created with one objective - Give children the opportunity to learn the arts with a focus on FUN! 

Does your child love musicals? Perhaps they love to sing and dance at home and just want to enjoy that feel good feeling that comes with singing and dancing your heart out... That's exactly what DDA promotes and exactly how a DDA class will feel! 

Debut Dance Academy promotes mental wellbeing by providing a space in which children can enjoy the release that the performing arts bring, build their confidence, make friends and feel good, all whilst learning the fundamentals of Musical Theatre techniques taught by professional performers themselves! 
 

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WHY CHOOSE US? 

  • DDA promotes a happy, healthy mind through our no exams approach to learning skills within the performing arts. Children will learn to sing, dance and act whilst building confidence, making friends and ultimately having FUN! 

  • Training from Industry Professionals! -  DDA can offer classes in all things from Musical Theatre, Theatre Dance, Drama and more! We are starting small as a school, which means we will grow together with you setting the agenda. YOU let us know what YOU want! 

  • DDA can help to nurture potential and prepare for a career in the arts. Gain knowledge from industry professionals, build foundations in all dance styles and develop that talent and drive. You can even showcase your skills in shows and performances throughout the year!

Meet The Team

Sofia began performing at a young age and full time training followed at The Urdang Academy, London, gaining a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Musical Theatre from one of the top, renowned Musical Theatre schools in the country. Whilst working as a performer and making her professional debut as a dancer at Disneyland Paris, Sofia always loved to teach and has taught at many performing arts establishments. 

Sofia has been teaching Dance, Drama and Musical theatre since 2017 and has even gained experience working full time in a London primary school. 

Having moved to Fareham in 2019, Sofia is now living out the childhood dream of owning her own dance and theatre school and therefore... Debut Dance Academy is making its Debut! 

Debut Dance Academy offers classes in dance AND musical theatre in which children are encouraged to have fun and gain confidence, all whilst learning the fundamentals of dance and performing arts training. 

Carys started her career learning many styles of dance at a Performing Arts Establishment on Hayling Island. Following this, Carys is studying for a degree in Drama at Portsmouth University! Alongside her studies, Carys is loving sharing her knowledge with the students of DDA and thoroughly enjoys getting involved with all the children's drama scenes! - She is always happy to put on a show!

"So excited to be working with DDA! On the first day I came in

I loved the atmosphere you feel from the class; Always great and bubbly. The children always have a cheesy grin on their faces and it melts my heart every time. Everyone is very social and I feel at home with DDA. It's the best and I can't wait to make lots more memories!"